The purpose of IES RP-6-15 Sports and Recreational Area Lightingis to provide the reader with recommendations to aid in the design of sports lighting systems. Popular sports, such as baseball, tennis, basketball and football as well as recreational social activities, such as horseshoe pitching and croquet are covered. Venues for spectators of amateur, collegiate, and professional sports are complex facilities that should provide not only for the spectators, but also the equipment used in modern sports broadcasting. This document does not address those needs, so the reader should look for guidance from the sports league or the project consultant.
Sports lighting systems consume power which over time can be significant, and IES RP-6-15 defines methods for maximizing energy efficiency.
Lighting Fundamentals and Principles
Design Factors and Considerations
Power and Wiring
Indoor Lighting Applications
Lighting for Outdoor Sports
Illumination Level Tables
Annex A –Calculations by Computer
Annex B – Design Considerations and Floodlight Aiming
Annex C - Floodlight Aiming Methods
Annex D – Field Measurements
Annex E – Care and Maintenance
Annex F – Lighting Economics
Annex G – Lighting Terms